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President Takes His Climate Change Fight To Rotuma

Planting four million trees in four years was Fiji’s significant contribution towards the betterment of our Mother Nature and our future gen­erations.
10 Mar 2019 13:33
President Takes His Climate Change Fight To Rotuma
The First Lady Sarote Konrote with students of Motusa Primary School supporting Government’s Plant Four Million Trees in Four Years initiative. Photo: DEPTFO News

President Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote is uti­lising his tour of Rotuma to raise awareness on the importance of environment preservation and more importantly on the impacts of climate change.

His advice- “Do whatever little we can do individually to make this planet beautiful”.

“Fiji as the immediate past Presi­dent of COP23 strongly lobbied for preservation of land and sea re­sources. Don’t forget God gave us a beautiful world but unfortunately human beings continue to destroy nature.

“The way we farm, the way we in­teract with the land, the way we fish in the ocean. And because of that, the world is becoming very dirty. We’ve spoilt a lot of good things.”

President Konrote said planting four million trees in four years was Fiji’s significant contribution towards the betterment of our Mother Nature and our future gen­erations.

“That is why the Fijian Govern­ment is now championing the fight against climate change. Last year the Prime Minister handed over its leadership to Poland. This fight will continue on.”

President Konrote earlier this year launched the four million trees in four years initiative with the Minister for Forestry, Osea Naiqamu.

Since then, President Konrote and Minister Naiqamu have been vis­iting communities and villagers throughout the country not only planting more trees as part of this ambitious campaign but raising awareness on the importance of en­vironment preservation.

President Konrote has planted trees at Rotuma High School as well as Motusa Primary School during his tour so far.

The previous day the President’s delegation planted more trees, this time at Motusa Primary School.

More than 100 students and their teachers welcomed President Kon­rote and the First Lady with a de­votion and hymn before they began planting trees.

The Head of State reminded the students of Motusa that as the Pres­ident of the nation he is the chief servant of the nation.

“I am here to serve and not to be served,” he said.

“These students that sit here in front of us are fu­ture leaders of tomorrow.”

Source: DEPTFO News

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